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Hospice needs nurse

Cancer family

Totara Hospice is appealing for urgent donations so it can fund a specialist triage nurse.

Theatre debut a dream come true

Leighton Stichbury

Leighton Stichbury is in acting heaven after debuting alongside Michael Hurst and Theresa Healey.

Good progress at Guy homestead

guy homestead

The restoration of a derelict and burnt-out historic house has reached the halfway mark.

Flu shots in demand at busy clinic

Flu shot

Demand for the winter flu vaccination has doubled at the Manukau SuperClinic this year, with more than 1000 doses used so far.

Sisters saddle up, ride to success

Emelia Forsyth

Equestrian expertise is a family trait for Georgina and Emelia Forsyth who are busy claiming titles in national competitions.

Opera singer's musical score

Filipe Manu

An internship with New Zealand Opera will help Filipe Manu's classical music career hit the right notes.

Mobility dog's mysterious death

Duke

The police and SPCA are investigating the possible poisoning of a much-loved mobility dog.

General election's first step unfolds

Enrol

3.2 million envelopes are about to be sent around the country so that registered voters can check their details.

Planner: gas station by school alright

bp

BP should be allowed to build a service station next to a primary school, an Auckland Council officer says.

'Worst served in public transport'

Bus

Long-suffering public transport passengers from South-East Auckland are among the most poorly served in the city.

Kids invent fire alert for deaf

Students with deaf device

Three youngsters who invented a device to help deaf people escape fires are showing it off in the US.

Dangerous trees choppered out

Trunk

A jogger's close call with a falling branch has resulted in four large trees being removed from a park.

Mow, mow, mow the airport

Airport

A little bit of Kiwi ingenuity came into play with the creation of Auckland Airport's new lawnmower.

Rollercoaster transplant journey

David, left, and Allan Laumatia

Allan Laumatia's world completely changed after his brother successfully donated a kidney to him.

The only way is up

Russel Norman

Russel Norman told Grey Power members Auckland must intensify in order to become an international city.

Mum's beloved cat comes back

Paige and Ashleigh

Clairvoyants, tracker dogs and people all helped in the search for Moo, the last link to their mum.

Sellers swap TradeMe

Charlotte Hurst

Thousands of Aucklanders are ditching TradeMe in favour of social media sites to buy, sell and trade.

Frustration over school zones

Norman Sutton

Proposed school zones are again a concern, with parents in Auckland's eastern suburbs querying boundaries.

In tsunami zone

Middlemore

Middlemore Hospital lies within a tsunami evacuation zone, but officials say they are prepared for disaster.

Jess' sword success

Jess Beer

There's no sitting on the fence for Jess Beer. She's competing against men and women and winning.

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